"A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid."
If you like solving puzzles, then this expedition is for
you! Spend a week cracking codes and puzzles and
overcoming challenges as you learn leadership skills and find
your way along your quest. Just be sure to
bring your sense of adventure and love of reward!
Participants of Puzzle Busters will sleep in camp cabins and eat
in the dining hall.
Sunday afternoon is spent checking in, settling into your
screen house cabin, getting to know your Puzzle Busters group members and
leaders, and a swim check at the lake. After
eating a hot meal in the dining hall there will be an
all-group orientation to the programs and some group time
followed by a campfire.
Your group will stay along with teens attending other Alton
Jones Camp programs in camp cabins with bunk beds and bathrooms
with showers and
flush toilets. Most breakfasts and dinners will be eaten at the camp dining hall
and some lunches will be packed out.
In preparing for your week, you may want to spend some
time thinking about why you chose Puzzle Busters and what you
hope to learn from your experience. Everyone is expected to
do their best, participate fully, encourage each other, and
help out with chores. If you have never done some of the
activities, relax. Experience is not a requirement,
but a positive attitude and a willingness to have fun while
Of course we can't tell you everything that will happen during
your week or it would spoil the puzzles and challenges, but here are some hints. Maybe a clue will lead you to the Rhode Island
coast. Or maybe you will
end up at the top of a tree to read your next clue while your
group cheers you on. Whatever the mystery and wherever
the adventure leads, you will find yourself having a grand
time! So bring your sense of outdoor adventure, come
with an open mind, and get ready for a week of climbing, kayaking, swimming, games, and much more.
Oh, and in case you had trouble figuring it out, the answer to
the riddle is an egg.